1948 supercharged vincent black lightning at the Bonneville salt flats.

1948 supercharged vincent black lightning at the Bonneville salt flats.
Roland "Rollie" Free at 150mph on his record breaking run.

161.8kmph(100mph)!!

Monster dog parked on the highway on test run no 1

taking a break

removing the cover

Drag bike??

engine complete!

Khardung la one of the world's highest motorable passes.

Khardung la one of the world's highest motorable passes.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas day test run!

The workshop is closed for christmas,so what do you do first thing christmas morning?Test your Drag bike ofcourse!!

we left the house at eight in the morning.i started of running monster easily,kept the bike under 90kmh.

This is the engine break in stage right now so it didn't push the bike too much.the bike revved quite well and i rode the bike to 125kmh in third gear for a short time.

The braking and gear shifts were very comfortable.the engine was running very cool thanks to the mixture set a tad on the rich side.

It was fun blasting past a few vehicles on the highway in the knee slider position.Sadly i dont have any pictures of the bike in motion,as the battery of my nikon died after the first few shots...silly me.

I am expecting a photographer friend of mine to pay me a visit so i should have some fresh pictures and hopefully a video to upload.

Overall a good test run with no hickups

Alluminium block.

Alluminium block.
Block being bored out to size.

Alluminium block.

Alluminium block.
The final honing process.

the finished right shift gearbox

Right shift conversion

Right shift conversion
the standard 5 speed